Re: Ms. Gunn
|From:||Keith Gaughan <kgaughan@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 9, 2002, 15:19|
From: John Cowan [mailto:jcowan@REUTERSHEALTH.COM]
> Keith Gaughan scripsit:
> > Gaelic is dying in Ireland because there's no fostering of a love of
> > the language. That's the plain and simple truth. No Unified Gaelic
> > would help to rectify its decline.
> The original intention of the UG project was to provide a means for
> inter-Gaelic communication, a restricted IAL, not to replace
> the national languages or their dialects.
Which is exactly why it's a pretty nifty idea.
> > The only thing that could possibly
> > help the language is do what was done in Israel [...]
> What, have lots and lots of immigrants from all parts of the
> world, and give them instant citizenship but make them learn Irish?
"It's so insane, it just might work", he said ha-ha seriously.
[...] - The Zeroth I-Ching hexagram meaning `Wales', right? :-)